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Depends on the software you use - I find I have to power cycle from time to time on the Surface where it sleep /hibernates most of the time. If I don't, I lose the mouse pointer.
And hibernate can be a PITA if you have network shares onto a power-saving NAS - if it goes into low-power mode and spins the disks down, Windows doesn't always reconnect them properly. The same with access to SQL via the Desktop machine, even if no apps accessing it are open when the Surface is hibernated.
Herself also has "odd problems" with her Jigsaw app - sleep or hibernate with it running full screen and it always comes back with a blank screen, which is annoying to say the least.
"I have no idea what I did, but I'm taking full credit for it." - ThisOldTony
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Though I hear before breakfast that squirrels' nuts are a fancied entree.
after many otherwise intelligent sounding suggestions that achieved nothing the nice folks at Technet said the only solution was to low level format my hard disk then reinstall my signature. Sadly, this still didn't fix the issue!
I'm writing some stuff in Word and Word thinks it's necessary to improve my writing.
Mostly, that's true, but it has one suggestion that I followed until I found out it's not right.
Every time I write "have to" or some form of it, Word says "use 'must' for concise language."
Now, as I understand it, that's perfectly fine in American English, but not so much in British English where "have to" indicates an external incentive while "must" comes from an internal incentive.
For example, "I have to use the Azure cloud at work" (dictated by your boss) and "I must work out more often" (something you wish to do because it's healthy).
Of course, if your doctor or wife tells you to work out more often "or else" it becomes "I have to work out more often."
Anyway, I must now change "must" to "have to" or my readers will make fun of me for not understanding the English language
The issue is pretty much un-Googleable, but does anyone know how I can turn off this very specific "have to" to "must" rule?
First thing I do is turn off the suggestion "feature". English is my primary and native language so I grew up learning how to speak and write it properly - I don't need some American software who thinks it knows better (it doesn't) telling me how to write.
My second language is American. Since I came to live in the US I thought I should learn the local language. It is surprisingly different.
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.